WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner has been locked up in a Russian jail since February, when she was detained at an airport in the country after authorities allegedly found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a multi-part summer series of stories taking a closer look at how a group of diverse LGBTQ entrepreneurs survived and thrived during the pandemic. The series is sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. All installments in the series are available on our website.) LGBTQ seniors visiting Read More
One day after being introduced, the Respect for Marriage Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a 267-157 vote with bipartisan support, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus announced today (Tuesday, July 19) in a press release. H.R. 8404 would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and “ensure critical protections for same-sex and interracial Read More
Gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals taking PrEP are eligible for the monkeypox vaccine today in Long Beach and Los Angeles County, health officials said. Monkeypox vaccine eligibility also was expanded to include gay and bisexual men and transgender persons in two additional categories: Attended saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, circuit parties, or sex parties Read More
LGBTQ and HIV advocates rallied outside the local offices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Monday, July 18, to demand speedier monkeypox testing and an increased supply of vaccines.
In a ruling issued late Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing guidance on two federal statutes aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBTQ people. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Atchley blocked implementing the guidance which had been challenged by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Read More
New San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins wasted no time in assembling her leadership team and cleaning house, with one LGBTQ prosecutor stating that she was fired July 15.
Casa Ruby, the D.C. LGBTQ community services center that provided transitional housing services for homeless LGBTQ youth and adults and support for LGBTQ immigrants, has shut down all of its programs after it lost most of its city funding, one of its few remaining employees told the Washington Blade. Tania Cordova, a Casa Ruby official Read More
The latest CDC numbers show that Washington, D.C. ranks 30th of all U.S. metropolitan areas in HIV transmissions and the same study showed 2.4 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across the U.S., with some STIs like syphilis increasing by 254 percent! And while COVID-19 has garnered the lion’s share of media attention, the new CDC report Read More
Almost everyone knows what business-casual attire looks like for men and women. However, for nonbinary and gender non-conforming professionals, finding ways to fit into that dress code can be frustrating. That’s often because most companies still use gendered dress codes. So, how can you look and feel your best while complying with a dress code? Read More
Six years after it called for the creation of a plan to preserve San Francisco’s LGBTQ cultural heritage, the Board of Supervisors is set to hold its first hearing on the completed document.
The art exhibit “Looking for Lesbians” is influenced by the lesbian pulp fiction collection, and other materials, at ONE Archives that are related to lesbian literature in Los Angeles. The exhibit was created by Sarah-Joy Ford, a textile artist from Manchester, England, who also is the artist-in-residence at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Read More
Los Angeles County expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine today to some gay and bisexual men and transgender women, but the limited supply of doses means they will only be provided to high-risk residents who are contacted by the Department of Public Health. Photo: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash Los Angeles County expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine Read More
In another circumstance of Florida’s newly minted ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law’s negative impact, a 12-min training video aimed at teaching middle and high school students how to prevent bullying and support their LGBTQ+ peers in Duval County Public Schools has been removed from student access. Jacksonville Today journalist Claire Heddles reported Sunday that besides the video, the Read More
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the city’s health department are hosting a virtual forum on the monkeypox outbreak to help inform the public about the latest health crisis provoking worry across the globe.
A Travis County District Court entered a second injunction today (Friday, July 8) against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Commissioner Masters, barring them from implementing the agency’s rule expanding the definition of child abuse to presumptively treat the provision of gender affirming care as child abuse against two more families: Mirabel Read More
Amy Schneider has canceled her appearance Sunday as the grand marshal in the Long Beach Pride Parade. Photo: Jeopardy! Amy Schneider has canceled her appearance at Long Beach Pride. Schneider, the 40-time “Jeopardy” champion, was scheduled to be the grand marshal in Sunday’s Long Beach Pride Parade, but organizers said she had to cancel due Read More
Vote them out before they burn us down Even when you know something terrible is coming, you’re never quite prepared for the moment it happens. And here we are: The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Pregnant people no longer have the right to an abortion. It’s up to individual states now. Read More
The State Department on Thursday said it is “very concerned” about the well-being of a transgender woman in Cuba who is serving a 14-year prison sentence after she participated in an anti-government protest last July. Tremenda Nota, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Cuba, notes Brenda Díaz was arrested in Güira de Melena in Artemisa Read More
San Francisco’s two-year fiscal budget set to be approved by the Board of Supervisors this month includes more than $17 million for various LGBTQ needs.